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    I am trying to create a batch replacement with a linked file. For example my source file is like this (I use [tab] to indicate an actual tab instance):

    test[tab]this is some more text
    this is a test[tab]this is some more text
    this test is here[tab]this is some more text

    Now I want to run the replacement


    But only make a change indicated in line 1 (test[tab]this is some more text) and leave the other instances of “test” untouched.
    I tried in the linked file to use


    And then used the Regex option in the linked file, but I got a syntax error.

    The desired result would be to change line 1 to
    test|condition[tab]this is some more text


    The error I get is “The regular expression contains a back-reference to a non-existent marked sub-epxression”

    Yutaka Emura

    Is it Batch Replace or Batch Replace in Files?

    In linked files, [tab] means a separator between find and replace strings. What exactly is “\t[tab]”? Please send me all sample files (after zipped) and procedure to reproduce the issue so that I can test your case on my computer. Please contact us if you don’t know where to send your files.

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